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@minimia, Things to do after having the Whipple Procedure surgery: 1) Ask his surgeon to order oral prescription pancreatic enzymes (since the exocrine/head of the pancreas that naturally produces enzymes has been removed) such as Creon or Zenpep for him to take during his meals/snacks; 2) Make sure the nursing staff during "each work shift", suctions his nasogastric tube to help prevent acid build up in his stomach muscle, which will cause nausea/vomiting; 2) Make sure he walks, walks, walks as this will help his digestive system restart & keep his lungs from being filled with fluid, as this could pose a whole other set of serious problems; 3) Don't be afraid to ask the surgeon & nursing staff questions about anything…there's no dumb question when it comes to your loved ones; 4) Encourage him to eat at least a few bites of food as often as possible even if he's on a feeding tube. My go-to foods were mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, creamy soups, dry toast, pudding cups & applesauce. It's going to be a matter of trying old favorite foods to new foods to see what his "new" digestive system will tolerate. Keep a food log with date, time, type of food, the amount ingested & the outcome.

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Thanks – we will have to refer back to this when we get closer to the surgical procedure.

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